Computing: Computer Administration

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2023.06.01   VMware   And another problems related help text available: VMware Tools problem on Debian 10 based systems. The text explains how to solve the "unable to find the 'depmod' program" problem, as well as what to do if you get a "packages don't have an installation candidate" error message.

2023.05.28   VMware   New problems related help text available: VMware: Irrecoverable error when accessing floppy diskettes.

2023.05.23   Windows   New tutorial available: Installing Windows 3.0 with Multimedia Extensions 1.0. Important to note that I did not succeed to make sound work on my VMware virtual machine.

2023.05.20   Linux   New help text available: Some tips concerning NixOS (System hanging during installation, making updates, installing software, accessing NTFS partitions, changing the hostname).

2023.05.13   Windows   Not everything on Windows 3 works as you would expect and, in particular, the installation of the 1024x768 256 colors SVGA driver seems only be possible if some other features are installed. So if, following my tutorial concerning the installation of this driver results in a failure, or if you encounter other problems on Windows 3, my new article Unresolved "mysteries" concerning Windows 3.x setup might be helpful.

2023.05.05   Linux   New problems related help text available: Black screen on Mageia after changing screen resolution.

2023.04.27   DOS   New (long and detailed) tutorial available: Harddisk repartitioning on FreeDOS. It includes the description of PResizer, an amazing DOS utility to resize and move FAT16 and FAT32 partitions.

2023.04.22   BeOS   New tutorial available: Installing BeOS 5 Personal Edition.

2023.04.18   OS/2   New tutorial available: Adding multimedia support to OS/2 2.x.

2023.03.16   Windows   Being unclear and incomplete (sorry!), I have entirely rewritten my problems related help text Missing VXD and DLL files on Windows 95.

2023.03.11   Linux   New help text available: Network configuration on Slackware Linux.

2023.03.09   Windows   New help text available: Installing the unofficial service pack 3.1 on Windows 98 SE.

2023.02.28   Linux   New (long and detailed) tutorial available: Installing a Linux dual boot with one harddisk (common user files).

2023.02.20   General   Reorganization of the section: Increasing the number of subsections from 5 to 7, removing macOS and DOS from Other OS and giving them their own subsection. Sorry, for the "Error 404 (Not found)" pages, that you probably get when clicking the link to macOS and DOS related documents in Google Search. It will take some time for them to update the URLs...

2023.02.07   Windows   New problems on Windows virtual machines related help text available. VMware: Parallel port problems on Windows 9x/Me.

2023.02.03   Windows   New old Windows related tutorial available: Adding sound support to Windows 3.1 and 3.11.

2023.01.30   Network   New (rather long and detailed) tutorial available: Setting up a Windows Homegroup.

2023.01.23   macOS   And another help text available: Opening a macOS app from an unidentified developer.

2023.01.22   macOS   New help text available: Changing application (and other file) icons on macOS.

2023.01.20   Windows   New help text available: Running 32bit applications on Windows 3.1 and 3.11.

2023.01.05   VMware   New tutorial available: Expanding a VMware virtual disk.